The Foreign Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government selectedMary-Jo DelVecchio Goodas a recipient of the Silver Magnolia Award for her "valuable support to Shanghai's development and outstanding contributions to our friendly cooperation." Alumni of our Fogarty Center-sponsored training program--now leading psychiatrists at the Shanghai Mental Health Center-nominated Mary0Jo for this award and for her contributions to educating young Chinese leaders and researchers in the field of mental health and for supporting young women to become leaders in the field of mental health. Mary-Jo and Byron Good were proposed for the award by the Shanghai Mental Health Center for "their dedication to mental health services in Shanghai, in China, policy advice, and capacity building of public mental health leaders." At the September 14 ceremony, Mary-Jo and the other 57 awardees, including only three other women, received the Silver Magnolia Award. Congratulations Mary-Jo!
PopTech recently announced that Giuseppe Raviola, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry and in Global Health and Social Medicine, is a 2012 Science Fellow. The Fellowship is a leadership development opportunity designed to help high potential working scientists become more effective communicators, collaborators, and leaders both within and beyond the traditional bounds of academia. Through these annual fellowships, conferences, and labs, PopTech seeks to complement the existing "silos of excellence" and encourage collaboration among them to foster creative development of new ideas. Dr. Raviola was selected for his efforts to integrate mental health services into global health care efforts. Congratulations Bepi!
Lisa Hirschhorn named to the Harvard Medical School Academy
Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH has been selected as a member of the HMS Academy for 2012-2014. The Academy advances the education of physicians and scientists throughout the HMS community. To read more about the Academy and to view the list of other members, please visit their webpage. Congratulations Lisa!
The New England Journal of Medicine is celebrating its 200th anniversary with the publication of special articles this year. Global Health and Social Medicine faculty members have contributed six of the 20 special articles published to date. Authors include: Allan Brandt, Paul Farmer, Jeremy Greene, David Jones, Salmaan Keshavjee, Scott Podolsky, and Bob Truog. Following are links to the special anniversary page article and to the individual articles:
Congratulations to Joe Rhatigan, MD on his promotion to Associate Chief, Division of Global Health Equity
Also, the following people have been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine... Nir Eyal, DPhil Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc Scott Podolsky, MD
Delivering Cancer Care in Settings of Extreme Poverty Paul Farmer, MD, PhD will deliver the Inaugural Seminar of the Global Oncology Initiative on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 5:00-6:30 pm in the Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA.
Yanling He - Professor of Psychiatry, Shanghai Second Medical University; Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Director of the Department of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Shanghai Mental Health Center; Director, Department of Training and Education, Shanghai CDC for Mental Health Nikola Biller-Andorno - Professor of Biomedical Ethics and founding director of the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland César Abadía - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Doctorate in Public Health Program, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
David S. Jones, MD, PhD and colleagues have recently published the following:
Jones, D.S. “Olympic Medicine.” New England Journal of Medicine 367 (26 July 2012): 289-292. [Click here to read]
Jones, D.S. “How Much CABG Is Good for Us?” Lancet 380 (11 August 2012): 557-558. [Click here to read]
Mary C. Smith Fawzi, SCD, Agnes Binagwaho, MD, and colleagues have had their recent publication "Scaling up early infant diagnosis of HIV in Rwanda, 2008-2010" accepted by the Journal of Public Health Policy.